TalkTalk has slashed the price of its fibre based service, making it half price for the first six months (£6.75/m) rather than the standard £13.50.
The contract for customers new to TalkTalk is 18 months, but existing SimplyBroadband customers who are upgrading will have a longer 24 month contract. For those who need a new telephone line and thus would normally pay a £50 connection fee, this has been reduced to £25 and migrations are showing up as free in the shopping basket.
Voice line rental via TalkTalk is a requirement of the package and is £15.95 per month (no inclusive calls) or £11.75/m if you pay it as a 12 month lump sum.
The competition is increasing in the fibre based arena particularly with PlusNet who are selling an unlimited usage 40 Meg down (20 Meg up) service for £14.99 per month to the majority of those who can get the Openreach FTTC products. The TalkTalk product only offers a maximum of a 2 Mbps upload, which will feel slow for anyone who makes use of cloud based services, e.g. Xbox One Upload Studio. The degree of competition is clear since the wholesale price of the product PlusNet use is £16+VAT per month, suggesting maybe PlusNet has negotiated a special price deal from BT Wholesale hence its different prices for fibre based services based on where you live.